The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) executive director on Sunday said that the organisation will be prepared to resume services whenever it is directed by the government to do so, reported news agency ANI.

“Delhi Metro Rail Corporation shall be prepared to commence operations whenever directed by the government. All necessary guidelines in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 virus shall be implemented and all efforts shall be made to make travel safe for commuters,” ANI quoted the director.  

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the metro rail services in Delhi should be resumed on ‘trial basis’, considering the city was battling the virus well. 

“I have requested the Centre that Delhi should be treated differently. Corona situation is improving in Delhi. If they do not want to run Metro trains in other cities, let it be so. But, in Delhi Metro train services should be started in a phased manner on a trial basis. We have raised this issue before the Centre many times, I hope the Centre will soon take a decision in this regard,” he said while interacting with businessmen in a ‘Digital Samvad’.

Delhi Metro services have been non-operational since March 22, when the government ordered the ‘Janta Curfew’, and subsequently the nationwide lockdown.